It is a kind of plastic surgery that clears off wrinkles and gives a polished look to the otherwise old-appearance of the face. It is also known as a rhytidectomy. Face lift is one of the most accepted cosmetic surgery practices being followed everywhere. In this process, a cut is performed near the hair line and skin is pulled back. Further, extra tissue is eliminated. The application of face lift is found across many areas viz., forehead, eyes, brows, nose, cheeks, mouth, etc. In earlier days, there used to be a profuse loss of blood while the surgeon begins operating the facial part. With advanced technology, the treatment for Face lift is more simplified as the latest practices like tissues pulling and securing are being followed. Face lift technique varies depending on the individual’s goals and face peculiarities.
Germany’s Eugene Hollander Herman performed the first face lift operation in 1901. In the early days of the facelift procedure, stress was laid on rearranging the skin with an objective of covering up the signs of wrinkles and creases. In the subsequent period of 70s, doctors realized the significance of repositioning deeper tissues and muscles in order to provide durable, long-lasting solutions to the needy patients. Further advancement was made in the year 1974 when the doctors succeeded in repositioning the Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System (SMAS).
The basic purpose of taking up the exercise of face lift is to get rid of the presence of fat tissue and loose skin. Previously, face lift was treated as the personal choice of celebrities and film stars. In order to improve the outer appearance of their skins, women go for the treatment of face lift. These days, men community too joins the female section in getting the elevated look that face lift gives. It elevates the facial beauty. In particular, film personalities feel the necessity of this treatment in the hope of earning film offers.
There is an existence of four principal types of face lifts. After determining the type of facial region that requires rebuilding and assessing how much scarring the patient is willing to bear with, any one out of the following procedures can be picked by a doctor:
Lower/Standard Face Lift: Patients with drooping on the lower part of their faces and on their necks come under this process.
Mid Face Lift: This method is employed to bring back droopy upper cheeks and eyelids.
Mini/Weekend Face Lift: The mini face lift is an option for those who experience minor sagging in the cheeks, jaw line, and neck. Since there is incision-less procedure, the recuperating period is very short. Further, it is much affordable than most of the face lifts.
Thread Face Lift: In this pattern of face lift, miniature threads are used to hold the skin tightly in place, giving it a taught and youthful look. Also, general anesthesia is not necessitated and the time involves under this procedure is not too long. However, the time recovery period is extremely short.